Quotations in the News

March 14, 2014 - 2:04 AM

"What I need most is that the people of God support me." — Pope Francis, who celebrated his first anniversary as pontiff, on why he so often asks for the crowd's blessing.

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"The current mayor is failing at his job, and he is no role model for my granddaughters." — Liberal politician Olivia Chow on why she is challenging incumbent Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who admitted smoking crack while in office.

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"Both Washington state and Washington, D.C., have been unequivocal that they want organized crime out of the marijuana business. Requiring, and ensuring, nationwide background checks on Washington state licensees is a no-brainer." Alison Holcomb, the Seattle lawyer who authored the state's legal pot law, discussing the FBI's refusal to run background check on people applying to run legal marijuana businesses there.